2021 Melbourne Cup Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

November 2, 2021

2021 Melbourne Cup Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

The day that stops a nation featuring the ‘race that stops a nation’ is upon us with Melbourne Cup Day 2021 running at Flemington Racecourse today, Tuesday November 2, and below we take a look at the full Melbourne Cup Day scratchings and track report ahead of the first.

Breaking news this morning just minutes from the official 2021 Melbourne Cup scratchings deadline, the Matt Cumani-trained rank outsider in the race Future Score (15) has been withdrawn due to lameness in his right leg. Click here for the full story.

Incentivise (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

Incentivise is the horse everyone is waiting to see perform in the 2021 Melbourne Cup field at 3:00pm (AEDT) this afternoon at Flemington. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Flemington Track Report – 02/11/2021

Victoria Racing Club                    

  • Rail: Out 2m Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Fine
  • Dual Track Meeting: N
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Good 4
  • General Comment: Finalised 2/11 – 7:30am
  • Irrigation: 13mm last 24 hours, 43mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: nil last 24 hours, 6.8mm last 7 days
  • Track Information: Inspection 6AM 2/11; Going Stick 8.9 Inside 8.9 Outside 8.7 Shear 11.6 Moisture 38.9%

The weather is ideal for Melbourne Cup Day, sunny skies and no rain on the radar, meaning there is unlikely to be a change to the current Good (4) Flemington track rating – sorry mudlarks!

Flemington racing kicks off early at 10:45am (AEDT) with the two-year-olds on the big stage in the Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) and the bumper 10-race Melbourne Cup Day card continues through until the Listed MSS Security Stakes (1200m) for the sprinters at 5:15pm (AEDT) for those that make it past the Cup!

Along with the day’s opener, the only other Group support act takes place one race after the Melbourne Cup is run and won with a quality field of mares facing off in Race 8 at 4:00pm (AEDT) – the Group 3 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m).

Of course, all eyes and ears and bets are on the iconic Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) when the nation stands still for a shade over three minutes and we get our 161st Melbourne Cup winner.

The 2021 Melbourne Cup field is arguably one of the weakest in recent history, but there are still a host of exciting stayers in the mix and a few fairy-tales minus the scratched Future Score.

Incentivise – who comes into barrier 15 with the withdrawal of Future Score – is your short-priced and deserving Melbourne Cup favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au chasing the Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup double for the first time since Ethereal (2001) and every bit a champion in the making.

See below for the full Melbourne Cup Day 2021 race program, Flemington scratchings and jump times before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for all the day’s top racing odds!

Flemington Scratchings – 02/11/2021

  • Total Scratchings: 12

Race 1 (10:45am) – Group 3 $200,000 Darley Maribyrnong Plate (1000m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 2 (11:20am) – $130,000 The Macca’s Run (2800m)

  • #12 Prince Alby (5)

Race 3 (12:00pm) – $130,000 Resimax Group Subzero Handicap (1400m)

  • #10 Tycoon Raff (8)

Race 4 (12:40pm) – Listed $175,000 Furphy Plate (1800m)

  • #8 Saltpeter (9)

Race 5 (1:20pm) – $130,000 Grinders Coffee Roasters Trophy (1400m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 6 (1:55pm) – $130,000 The Schweppervescence Plate (1000m)

  • #6 Keep Reading (7)
  • #10 Sir Freddie (10)
  • #11 Corvino (9)
  • #12 Ashema (6)

Race 7 (3:00pm) – Group 1 $7,750,000 Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m)

  • #20 Future Score (15)

Race 8 (4:00pm) – Group 3 $200,000 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 9 (4:40pm) – Listed $1750,000 TAB Trophy (1800m)

  • #1 Cerberus (12)
  • #15 Willowy (16)

Race 10 (5:15pm) – Listed $175,000 MSS Security Sprint (1200m)

  • #1 Isaurian (4)
  • #9 Neighbourhood (3)

*All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change.

 

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Lost And Running Heads 2021 Th...

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results:...

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results: Zaaki Wins Consolation Prize

Annabel Neasham‘s scratched Cox Plate favourite Zaaki returned to...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Res...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Results: Everest Champion Nature Strip Wins Again

Nature Strip had been beaten as an odds-on favourite five times previously but...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Fle...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

The final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Headquarters in...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Wil...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Willowy Wins for Godolphin

The James Cummings-trained Willowy donning the iconic Royal Blue of Godolphin...

Horse Racing Today

Winx Guineas 2022 Results: Maj...

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Filly Startantes Powers Through To Win

Rob Heathcote’s special little filly Startantes was enormous late, breaking a...

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

The Queensland Winter Racing Carnival comes to a close today, Saturday June...

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheez...

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheeza Belter For Team Snowden

Peter & Paul Snowden added to their impressive Group 1 tally this Brisbane...

2022 The Q22 Results: Numerian...

2022 The Q22 Results: Numerian Goes All-The-Way For Neasham

In a huge performance the front-running Numerian lead from barrier to box to...

Race Results

Winx Guineas 2022 Results: Majestic Colour Wins Fourth Straight

Caloundra Cup 2022 Results: Le Don De Vie Too Good

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Filly Startantes Powers Through To Win

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheeza Belter For Team Snowden

2022 The Q22 Results: Numerian Goes All-The-Way For Neasham

Race Previews

Mileva Heads 2022 Bletchingly Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Dr Drill Leads 2022 Grafton Cup Field & Betting Markets

2022 Sir John Monash Stakes Field & Betting Update: Oxley Road First-Up Favourite

2022 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting Update

Battleton Tops 2022 Winx Guineas Field & Betting Markets

Fields & Form

Mileva Heads 2022 Bletchingly Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Dr Drill Leads 2022 Grafton Cup Field & Betting Markets

2022 Sir John Monash Stakes Field & Betting Update: Oxley Road First-Up Favourite

2022 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting Update

Battleton Tops 2022 Winx Guineas Field & Betting Markets